About Casco Bay Advisors
Casco Bay Advisors, LLC (Casco Bay) is a telecommunications and broadband consulting firm located in Gardiner, Maine, focused on assisting communities in expanding the availability of affordable and reliable high-speed Internet. Casco Bay prides itself on being one of the only truly independent broadband advisors/consultants in New England, providing communities with unbiased advice and analysis. Casco Bay does not build or operate broadband networks, nor do we sell broadband services.
We do, however, leverage our deep past experience in building and operating networks to provide our clients the following:
- The advice and expertise required to successfully negotiate with service providers
- Examining and validating the business case for a municipality to build and operate its
- own broadband network
- Engineering and providing oversight of construction of fiber-optic networks
- Monitoring the performance of network operators
Prior to establishing Casco Bay in 2012, founder and President Brian Lippold served as EVP/COO of Integra Telecom, a Portland, Oregon – based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) providing services across the western third of the United States. Over the course of his 35 years in the telecom industry, Mr. Lippold has held key executive leadership roles, including SVP Network Planning & Engineering for FairPoint Communications, where he built and led the business, government and wholesale sales channels for FairPoint across northern New England, SVP of State Government, Research & Higher Education sales at Level 3 Communications, VP Carrier Services at TelCove and General Manager of Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri for TelCove. In his early telecom career, his roles were devoted to various engineering and operations leadership roles within the long-distance telecommunications industry.